High out-of-pocket health care costs are a persistent and well-documented challenge affecting the health and well-being of people across the United States. In 2023, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded four community-engaged research grants to support analyses about the design, implementation, and impact of local, state, or national policies on the affordability of high-quality, equitable care. The studies examine policies to improve the affordability of care and address structural racism and discrimination. Read more about the awarded projects in this brief overview, or by clicking on the links to each grant description below.